Thursday, April 09, 2009

BLOGSCAN - A Not So Tough Policy on Industry Interactions

On the Carlat Psychiatry Blog, Dr Daniel Carlat dissected Johns Hopkins' heralded new "tough" policy on interactions with industry. It turns out to be not so tough, banning only the smallest gifts, but failing to ban various kinds of larger payments that cause more intense conflicts of interest. Dr Carlat summarize the policy as mainly designed to generate "good PR."

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